Monday, September 24, 2007

Chookscraps Retreat 2007

Woo Hoo, it's nearly here. Only 3 more days until I fly out to Perth for my second Chookscraps Retreat. I can't believe how quickly the past 12 months have gone and I can't wait to catch up with all the Chooks again. Off to the chemist to print off my photos this arvo after work and tonight I will be putting them into packs.

After the retreat I am heading back to Perth for 3 days and have tours booked for Perth, Freemantle and Rottnest Island. I have been warned by one of the teachers at work to get some sea-sick tablets for the trip over the Rottnest. Not ever having been in a boat at sea before, I have no idea whether I get sea-sick or not!

I picked up some Wirly Gigs from my LSS on Saturday, and used the first one on the 100% Boy LO last night. They look great and can't wait to use some of the others. Also got some yummy Making Memories paint. It is so easy to use and gives a gorgeous finish. I will be buying some more of these!

The Wagga Show is on next weekend, and I have entered LO's in the both the single LO and double LO sections. I have left my precious creations in Kim's hands to enter.

Family Matters
I had a win at Chooks last weekend with this LO I did for Challenge 3 of the September CC.

Proud of My Son
I got a third place in the Celebrating You in 2007 Challenge, 4th month challenges with this LO.

This LO I scrapped for challenge 2 of the September Chookscraps CC. Challenge was to do a LO using only black, white and green, have a quote and some bling. LO is a sketch from Scrapbooks etc. The quote is used was: “Dreams are the flowers that bloom in your heart”.

Wonder Where Connor Is
Last Friday night I did the September Class at Chookscraps. Class was a LO with an acetate frame. This was fun and I love how it has turned out. Thanks Lorraine!

100% Boy
This LO is CIS Fathers Day class. It is done using the gorgeous KaiserCraft ‘Esperance’ range. As I had no fathers day photos I have turned it into a boy LO on Shayden. Love it, thanks Jolene!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Layouts to Share

September Chookscraps Monthly Challenge 2 ~ 100+ words of hand journalling. Sketch by Litte Book of Sketches.
September Chookscraps Monthly Challenge 1 ~ Round photo, flowers and 2 or more photos. This challenge ended up being a dare to a double LO as well. Love how this has turned out. This is a scraplift of Tammy Templeton's from SketchesOz.

Be You was suppose be a layout for one of the CC challenges, but its missing one of the criteria. I found this pp hard to work with. Scraplift of "Be Original Be You" by Karen Pedwell.

Challenge 2 ~ CIS CC. Love this UL paper. Too nice to cut up! I have used to Chookscraps June Pack for this LO.

This is Challenge 1 ~ Chookscraps CC. Love the look on Emma's face as she checks out Max.

My First Post......

Hi everyone

Thought it was time I started my own blog. One of my main reasons being that my family all live in another state, and they will now be kept up-to-date with my scrap creations.

Its a HUGE weekend with cybercrops on 2 of my favourite sites this weekend, Chookscraps and CIS. I have completed 1 LO for each CC so far and a card for the Chooks card challenge. So today I plan on getting some more of the challenges done for the CC's.

In 11 days I will be flying to WA for the Chookscraps Retreat. The location, near Bunbury is just gorgeous and in the bush. Can't wait to catch up with all the other chooks. Lots of organise and so little time. Have to make up my packs next weekend and decided what gear I am taking.

This LO I did last weekend using a CIS Sketch